The 189 have an interesting interview up with Dana Lee. Lee’s been on our radar for a good while now (since the A-Z to be painfully pedantic) and it’s nice to find out a little more about the label. Here’s a snippet from the interview:
How did you get involved in designing men’s garments? Did you start in women’s?
I started in Men’s. Since then I have been designing Men’s only. As a teen, I spent a lot of time in thrift stores and looking for dead stock.
My girlfriends would go to the mall, and I would take the bus alone to the East-end Army & Navy store scavenging for size small poly-cotton heather blue t-shirts and wool longjohns (mid-nineties, pre-American apparel). That was the start of it all.
Read the rest over at the 189